The son of North Korean refugees, President Moon Jae-in has spent his career—a lifetime, really—waiting for this Olympics-inspired chance to forge peace on the peninsula.
The vice president urges caution as South Korea opens its arms to the North while hosting the Winter Olympics, but the U.S. risks appearing out of step with developments.
The meeting at Seoul’s presidential palace is being hailed as the most significant diplomatic encounter between the rival states in years.
President Moon Jae-in has taken advantage of the Olympics to advance a proposal for a U.S.-North Korean deal.
The news ignites a round of international analysis. Kim Yo Jong will be the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to visit the South since the Korean War ended.
About 900 South Korean military personnel have been brought in to work at 20 venues until the sick and sequestered can return to their jobs.
The vice president, on a trip to Asia, says "we'll see what happens" vis-a-vis meeting with North Korean officials at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea.